Following up on the thread about our police forces being routinely armed, what do you think of the current 'Banning Culture' ? After the Dunblane tragedy private ownership of handguns was so severely limited as to make it a de facto ban. All in the interests of public safety of course. A Labour MP is on record as saying that 'now the Govt has banned handguns we have made the streets a safer place.' So all these reports we read in various newspapers and red top comics about increase in gun crime is a complete pack of lies. Should (or can) these journos be nicked for scare-mongering ? They're obviously lying to us. I mean, the government wouldn't tell us porkies, would they...... ?